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Lady Gaga cancels Indonesia's 'Born This Way Ball' show over security

Jakarta : Indonesia | May 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM PDT
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Lady Gaga Concert is Cancelled in Indonesia

It's final: Lady Gaga's show in Indonesia won't go on.

Facing controversy over her concert in Indonesia, Lady Gaga’s management decided to cancel her Jakarta show on June 3.

Islamic hard-liners have threatened violence if the pop diva holds her "Born This Way Ball" concert in the world's most populous Muslim country.

Local promoter Big Daddy Entertainment's executive Michael Rusli told reporters in Jakarta on Sunday that Gaga's management had called him in the morning to cancel her performance in the capital.

Previously, the Grammy-award winning singer was scheduled to perform before her 52,000 fans who already bought tickets at the Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on June 3.

Earlier this month, Jakarta police refused approval for the show after the hardline Islamic Defenders Front threatened violence if Lady Gaga performed, calling her a "devil's messenger" who wears only a "bra and panties" on stage.

In the past, pop stars including Beyonce and the Pussycat Dolls have been allowed to perform in the country on condition they wore more conservative dress than usual.

Ninety percent of Indonesia's 240 million people identify themselves as Muslim, making it the world's largest Islamic-majority nation.

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